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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Traditional Indian cuisine
1. Traditional Indian cuisine
"This is a totally new restaurant."
Kingsleigh
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2. Must try Nepali Thali
2. Must try Nepali Thali
"Going again for the 3rd time in 2 weeks tonight"
Kingsleigh
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3. Very friendly service
3. Very friendly service
"great food and great service. The staff made us feel right at home"
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About
Are you looking for an Indian and Nepalese restaurant in the center of Amsterdam? Then take a look at Lumbini Restaurant! We have always believed that Indian and Nepalese cuisines are all about the fine balance between sweet, sour, Pungent and spicy food. To get this balance right, we have the dishes being prepared by professional chef. We do everything in the proper manner to ensure that you get to experience the authentic appetizers, Tandoori grill and Curries.
PRICE RANGE
$19 - $26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Nepalese
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came on a busy weekend evening without a booking yet the staff we very accommodating and we’re glad they were as the food was really good

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 17 July 2021

This was a new discovery. We have a number of favourite restaurants in Amsterdam, but try to add to the list when we can. We noticed Lumbini by chance and after reading a lot of glowing reviews decided to give it a go. Also, it...was very close, which is no bad thing, and even more of a good thing when it comes to walking on a full stomach! To say we were not dissapointed would be an understatement. This place is great, really, in every way. The service is friendly and, so important, feels really sincere. Our waiter was worried we had ordered too much food and suggested we start with less rather than more (he was totally right!). How spicy each dish was or could be was explained and double checked after the first course. Each detail may seem simple but all together it made the whole meal a pleasure before even getting to the food. Saying something like it's the best Indian food ever or such would not make sense as India (and in this case Nepal) cover a lot of space with a lot of great food, but what made this restaurant stand out was how distinct every dish tasted. Each tasted like something new, not in any way generic. The spices came through, the ingrediants all were fresh and each dish complimented the next. We tried the Momo dumplings and Thali. The Thali is a kind set meal including rice, a main dish and some small sides while the Momo are steamed filled dumplings which have a slight similarity to Japanese Gyoza of Chinese Mantou. Everything was excellent and was accompanied by some very nice Indian wine. We would, and will, definitely come back. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Freedom03941690972, Eigenaar at Lumbini Indian & Nepalese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2021

Dear Barbora S, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! we feel very honoured to read your feedback. We strive to provide the best food and customer service. Thank you for choosing lumbini and thank you for your kind words. We hope to have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible authentic Nepali and Indian food! We had vegetarian momo, amazing Chana Masala and amazing Dahl! Would definitely come back. So good! The atmosphere is also lovely and authentic with pictures from the Himalayas and local music.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 29 October 2022 via mobile

Delicious food, friendly server, cosy restaurant. Good price for quality food. We Made a reservation online which was very convenient.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 7 October 2022 via mobile

Honestly the best indian food I have ever had. The flavours, the tastes, the textures… It was a dream. Huge selection of dishes and adorable waiters (thank you Sofia!) who patiently answer your questions about them. The naans especially were to die for. And they...have an extensive vegetarian selection, which was amazing. Delicious food, sweet staff, reasonnable prices, I will definitely be coming back for more.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 7 October 2022 via mobile

Without a doubt, this was the BEST Indian food I have ever had. We got the vegetable mo-mos to share and they were amazing. Their butter chicken is to. die. for and their deserts are incredible. All of the staff there were so welcoming and...kind - especially Sophia, she was absolutely darling! We are absolutely planning to go back before we leave Amsterdam. This is 100% a must when you visit!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2022 via mobile

The food was absolutely amazing and the best Indian food I've ever had. We got momo to share, butter chicken to die for, many kinds of Naan and a chickpea curry that even the nonvegetarians absolutely devoured. Also delicious dessert I've never had before. Sophia...was such a sweet, friendly, accommodating waitress as well all of the staff we encountered. The atmosphere was fun and relaxed. Wish I could bring a suitcase full back to the states!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 12 September 2022

We really enjoy it, The dishes we tried were great, though I cant suggest a favorite, but we will say get the garlic naan!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 31 August 2022 via mobile

A delicious foray into Indian/Nepalese cuisine. Have visited Amsterdam many times and never indulged, so thought.wed treat ourselves. A very decent selection on the menu,.and some gorgeous little poppadoms. The king prawn tandoori I had was lovely, and they very sweetly brought out some lentil...sauce too to alleviate any dry-ness. All in all a lovely relaxed restaraunt and would go again; only didn't give it a 5 as I've had tastier Indian/Nepalese in the past, and this was just a shade below that, but still very pleasant.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022 via mobile

Like other reviewers we try to have a curry everywhere we go and this restaurant is now on our favourites list. It has a good and varied menu and the service is very friendly and attentive. Our waiter was really helpful and asked how spicy...we like our food. The flavour and the spicing of all the dishes was excellent and you could tell the food was made with patience and skill. The portions are large indeed. Mains come with steamed basmati rice and they ask you to request more if you need it. The naan bread was fresh soft and delicious. We had chilli and garlic. Poppadoms are complimentary with mango chutney and raita with another condiment which certainly has a kick. We enjoyed our first visit so much we returned and ordered less food on our second visits. A main course each with rice and naan to share was more than enough. Would highly recommend Lumbini and probably worth booking ahead. We will visit again if we return to AmsterdamMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 23 August 2022

We have eaten curries all over the place and have our favourite places for them, but after readytje reviews for this place, I thought we would give it a try. Wow, the food was gorgeous, I would say probably the best curry we have had....The staff were friendly and helpful and the service was good. I would recommend giving it a try if you are in AmsterdamMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2022

Any city we visit we will find an Indian restaurant, the reviews were good so gave it a try. They absolutely knocked it out of the park. Such friendly and attentive staff. Food was phenomenal and staff asked how spicy you'd prefer your dish. Naan...breads delicious, homemade poppadoms, even the mojitos were nice. Definitely recommend if you are a fan of Indian foodMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 14 August 2022 via mobile

I came to this restaurant because it was highly rated online the service was deplorable while i was in the middle of eating my two starters my main was brought to the table 15 mins before i was ready for it I believe what i...got later was a reheated main when i and another customer complained the staff did not take the complaint but tried to convince you that you were wrong If I come to Amsterdam again I will give this place a wide berth Not for me ever againMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 31 July 2022 via mobile

We love the food of Lumbini. Very authentic. Service was so friendly. Indoor and outdoor tables. Price was okay… We will come again

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 29 July 2022 via mobile

Very delicious food and friendly staff. In the center of Amsterdam. Highly recommended. Prices are ok. We had a very nice evening and will come back.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Yes, Lumbini Indian & Nepalese Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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Lumbini Indian & Nepalese Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5